Over seven days with the Vestar V3 4WD Bamboo AT, its raw power never ceased to impress me. While ideal for riders who revel in high-speed thrills and technical capabilities, its weight could be daunting if you're often carrying your board rather than riding it.
4 × 1500 W
Vestar's V3 4WD Bamboo AT electric skateboard is a beast tailored for thrill-seekers and tech enthusiasts alike. Its robust build quality and power cater to riders looking for speed and versatility, while the bamboo deck offers a natural flex, making it less suitable for those prioritizing a stiff, traditional skate feel.
Riding the Vestar V3 4WD Bamboo AT feels like harnessing a powerhouse with its solid construction. The bamboo deck flexes gracefully underfoot, offering a comfortable ride without compromising stability. Assembling this board straight out of the box was a breeze, no intricate steps to follow – it was pretty much ready to roll after securing a few bolts.
From zipping through city streets to conquering steep hills, this board excels in performance. It reaches an impressive 56 km/h, allowing for exhilarating sprints that get your adrenaline pumping. Smooth acceleration paired with reliable brakes ensures confidence in traffic and on descents. Even on longer commutes, the range didn't disappoint – I could ride without constant range anxiety.
Each wheel's motor packs a punch with 1500 W of power delivering unmatched torque; ascending 40% inclines felt like child's play. Battery performance closely matched the official specs, providing ample ride time before needing a recharge. Riding in various conditions from flatlands to challenging slopes, battery life remained consistent.
Wheels with all-terrain capability meant freedom from being confined to smooth pavements. They absorb shocks well but aren't immune to feeling bumps on rougher tracks. Braking is responsive – crucial for such a powerful board – yet smooth enough not to throw you off balance when stopping quickly.
Handling on this e-skateboard is intuitive; carving feels natural and easy to control at both high and low speeds. In different environments, from urban landscapes to nature trails, it adapts well, though the added weight can be felt during sharp turns or when carrying the board.
After a week of testing across terrains, I found maintenance fairly straightforward; cleaning and tightening bolts were all that was needed. Haven't had major issues thus far but Vestar seems supportive for repairs or parts when needed.
The quality of the remote control stands out – its ergonomic design makes it easy to manage speed without losing focus on the path ahead. Electric gauges are clear and accurate which is always helpful for keeping tabs on your ride stats real-time.
8/10 – This rating reflects my satisfaction with the Vestar V3's performance balanced against its weight which can be cumbersome at times.
|Vestar V3 4WD Bamboo AT
|4 × 1500 W
|4WD, belt drive, 120 mm, 40 % hill climb